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The 6 Most Disastrous Gimmick Matches In Wrestling History


Well I had to post this one.  Although I think they did a LOT worse with the Divas than the Gravy Bowl match.  

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  1. I know this is from the world of Captain Obvious and Because WCW, but what the fuck was WCW thinking with that Junkyard match? Unreal.

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  2. Gunther the Nasty LoserNovember 1, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Didn't Finlay almost lose his leg in the Junkyard Invitational? He suffered a really really bad laceration around this time that was touch and go for a while

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  3. "A member of the tag team Public Enemy decides to test whether 911 truly was a joke..."



    I do appreciate the reference.

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  4. I thought that was from going through a table the wrong way in the corner in a different match.

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  5. I would personally have put the anus explosion match at number one.

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  6. Firecracker in the ass?? I will never complain about WWE booking again..

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  7. That was relatively benign for a Diva's match. I think the worst was the Four Way Evening Gown Swimming pool Match FROM Armageddon 1999

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  8. That was the charm to that era of WCW: it was obviously stuff thrown against a wall with no thought into whether of not it might work.

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  9. 14-year old me won't let me speak ill of that match.

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  10. That entire gravy match was worth it just to see Trish adjust her boobs afterwards. ****

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  11. Cracked? On the BOD?


    By GAWD, that's Caliber Winfield's music!

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  12. Didn't that same promotion also do insane stuff like tanks of electric eels and boards full of superglue to throw your opponents onto?

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  13. Caliper Wingate*

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  14. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    No, his official theme is "Str8 Gangster No Chaser"

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  15. WCW was living in "teenage fantasy booker" land. And I can say this as someone who once thought it would be neat to have a FCA match held inside a Home Depot. The problem was I was some random dude on the internet and WCW were supposed to be professionals didn't seem to have a "interesting concept, probably a trainwreck in reality" filter.

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  16. What's Gunbarrelldiameter McGriff doing in the Impact Zone?

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  17. Nash was still booking at that point

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  18. Yes, FMW was fairly known for their rather "hardcore" style. And they had no problem with the wrestlers' genders... male or female, have fun.

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  19. No Kennel from Hell match? YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.

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  20. They totally missed out on the Viagra on a Pole Match and Kennel from Hell

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  21. Somewhat related, am I the onl one that LIKED (or at least, liked the *concept* of) the "King of the Road" match?

    It was a hell of a visual, and you could have easily spliced in footage of the wrestlers (or non-Sandow stunt doubles) hanging out of the truck, their heads inches from the road. You just know that Ambrose would jump at the chance to bring it back.

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  22. Without reading the comment section, I'm pretty sure the Caliber joke that came to my head has already been covered.

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  23. I don't really like gimmick matches just for the sake of themselves. Why would 2 guys want to fight in a moving truck?

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  24. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Yep, you got that right.

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  25. As already stated.....I guess the match where DOGS WERE HUMPING AT RINGSIDE finished 7th.

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  26. I can't believe that WCW didn't book a feud between Terry Funk and that horse. Talk about leaving money on the table.

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  27. That recent "WCW OMG" set is fun for stuff like the Junkyard invitational and Chamber of Horrors and how terrible they were.
    Am surprised we didn't get 'Kennel in a Cell" on that list, remember recent Top 10 show on the network discussing it with Jericho getting the great line: "Whoever thinks of stuff like this makes me sad of our profession."

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  28. My favorite line is in regards to the WCW Junkyard Invitational: "When future archaeologists dig up this film, they'll think it was just a news report covering the downfall of civilization. And they'll only be sort of wrong."

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  29. I'd round it to 10 with Kennel from Hell, Patterson/Briscoe Evening Gown match, Roberts/Martel blindfold, Sting/Roberts (so sorry Jake) Coal Mimer's Glove.

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  30. "as someone who once thought it would be neat to have a FCA match held inside a Home Depot."

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  31. The list missed a trick by not including ANY SCAFFOLD MATCH.

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  32. I really can't believe Kennel in a Cell didn't make it, but I guess that was just outright stupid, as opposed to physically dangerous.

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  33. Can anyone list any crap thrown against the wall ideas that actually worked?

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